You Send The Address,
We’ll Send The Love Letter!
It all starts with a love letter written to me from a girl I haven’t heard from in a whileâ€”and actually, truth be told, a girl I’ve never even met. I’ll spare you the details, but it’s been years since I’ve gotten a love letter, and just the act of opening it (we’re not talking email here people) made me happy. Really happy. You could even say it warmed my heart.
So when I woke up the next day to find New York colder than it should be this time of year, it kinda got me thinking. Thinking got me talking. And, wouldn’t you know it, before long, me and desk-mate Laura had each written a few love letters ourselves, taken them to Kinkos (arguably the most hateful place on each) ti run off copies, and headed out into the cold to warm the hearts of some complete strangers.
The letters said things like:
“Dear Stranger, You look fantastic in that coat. Someone had to say it. And I figure that someone might as well be me. Love, – Another Stranger”
“Dear You, I know things have been rough, but they’re only going to get better, I promise. How do I know? Because you’re awesome. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Thanks for brightening up my day, by doing that think you do. Love, – Me”
Some people were uncomfortable. Some people gave us hugs. One guy asked Laura out and, well, at least 3 out 10 flat out refused to take whatever it was we were handing out. It didn’t make us any warmer (in fact, my hands are still too numb to edit the video), but it did spread joy, and just because we had to come inside, doesn’t mean we’re done:
When was the last time you got a love letter? Get ready to reset the counter, cause Zoomdoggle & Co. wants to send you one. Really. Hand written, and one of kind too. Just send an address, name optional, to loveletters at zoomdoggle dot com, or post it in the comments section, then keep an eye on the mailbox. It’s coming. And, if you’re anything like us, you’d be surprised how good it’s going to feel. Even coming from a stranger.
UPDATE: Having talked it over (and because our newly minted interns don’t have all that much to do) our goal is to send 1,000 of them… so feel free to send a friends address too.
UPDATE 3/17/2009: At this point Zoomdoggle is no longer taking addresses. If you’re on the list (or submitted an address that hasn’t posted yet), you are on my to do list. It’s just might be a while. At pressent over 500 have been sent, but it’s taking some doing.